San Francisco Bay Area DIY cassette label Sentient Ruin Laboratories is extremely proud and humbled to work with Bay Area blackened noise cult, Sutekh Hexen to release one of their finest and most devastating works: Become EP, consisting of two towering tracks, a half hour of relentless, vile, and smoldering blackened bath of frequency worship.
Become showcases Sutekh Hexen doing what they do best: practicing their craft of weaving rich sonic tapestries with electric guitar, field-recordings, vintage analog synthesis, unorthodox percussion and disembodied incantations.
Already available on vinyl LP via KOTM and the expanded CD edition will be coming out soon on Cold Spring, and now we present the final installment as a limited c30 via Sentient Ruin on May 20th 2014.
01. Five Faces of Decay (15:00)
02. The Voice : The Void (14:48)
Become was recorded in 2012 and 2013 by the band it self here in Oakland, and is yet another incredible and otherworldly composition of blood-soaked madness that enhances further the bands frightening discography, which has now reached well over ten releases in less than five years.
Originally released in an edition of 99 copies on 1/4″ tape reels by Auris Apothecary, Become thematically centers on the manifestation of vortex, repetition, and inducing trance-like states. This release serves to bridge the gap between Behind the Throne LP (2012) and Monument of Decay EP (3rd quarter 2013). Re-mastered for tape/CD by James Plotkin, artwork and layout by Kevin Gan Yuen with source photography by Patricia Cram
Sutekh Hexen will support Thou on the Bay Area stop of their tour and will be heading out on tour them selves in May/June 2014, to playing a full West Coast run.